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post updated 12 February 2023

Scottish Castle Buildings

Fetternear Bishop’s Palace, near Kemnay, Aberdeenshire

We post two photos of Fetternear Bishop’s Palace, an archaeological site of what was one of the palaces (or residences) of the medieval bishops of Aberdeen:
Fetternear Bishops Palace Kemnay Aberdeenshire
photograph © David Welch

It is near Kemnay in Aberdeenshire. Later, a now-rebuilt tower house and then the mansion of Fetternear House were built on part of the site.

Fetternear Bishops Palace Kemnay castle ruin
photo © David Welch

The most famous Scottish Castle:
Edinburgh Castle, in the heart of the capital
Scottish Castle
photograph © Adrian Welch

Edinburgh & Lothian: Historic Scottish Houses (full architecture tour, 15 pages long) or click on individual building pages below

Another key Scottish castle is Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle Scotland building
Stirling Castle
photo © Adrian Welch

Famous Scottish castle:
Eilean Donnan, Lochalsh, Highlands
Eilean Donnan, West Coast Castle, Scotland, Lochalsh
Eilean Donnan
photo © Adrian Welch

Hailes Castle, East Lothian
One of the most picturesque of Scottish Castles in the central belt is Hailes Castle perched above the River Tyne:
Hailes Castle
East Lothian Castle – image © Adrian Welch

Castle Tioram, Loch Moidart
One of the key Scottish Castles we feature is Castle Tioram in Ardnamurchan, the furthest west part of Scotland:
Castle Tioram
West of Scotland Castle – photo © Adrian Welch

A Commitment to Kisimul – an Icon of the Isles
Kisimul Castle Isle of Barra – 1 Nov 2013
Location: Isle of Barra, Western Isles, north west Scotland
One of Scotland’s most iconic castles is to undergo major conservation, archaeological and interpretation work as part of a plan agreed between Historic Scotland and Macneil of Barra. Kisimul Castle of the Isle of Barra is regarded as the most significant medieval castle in the Western Isles. It sits spectacularly on a rock in the bay and is the seat of the Chief of the Clan Macneil and the symbolic home of the Clan around the world. It is of local, national and international significance and one of the most recognised sites in Scotland.

Other Scottish castles on the west coast sea / lochs include Dunstaffnage, Mingary, Duart, Castle Sween and Inverlochy. One of the best known is Castle Stalker, which appeared in a Monty Python film:
Castle Stalker
photograph © David Welch

Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, east of Oban, Highlands
Kilchurn Castle
image © Adrian Welch

Dunstaffnage Castle, nr Oban, West Coast
Dunstaffnage Castle
photo © Adrian Welch

Scottish Castle – Lachlan Bay, ruined building on Loch Fyne, Argyll
Old Castle Lachlan
Old Castle Lachlan: photo © Adrian Welch

A country house that is almost classifiable as a Scottish Castle:
Lennoxlove House, Haddington, East Lothian
Lennoxlove Castle
East Lothian Castle – image © Adrian Welch

Ballencrieff Castle, East Lothian
Blackness Castle, West Lothian
Borthwick Castle, Midlothian
Craigmillar Castle, SE Edinburgh
Crichton Castle, Midlothian
Dalhousie Castle, Midlothian
Dalkeith Castle, Midlothian
Dirleton Castle, East Lothian
Dunbar Castle, East Lothian
Dundas Castle, West Lothian
Fenton Tower, East Lothian
Hailes Castle, East Lothian
Lauriston Castle, NW Edinburgh
Liberton Tower, S Edinburgh
Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian
Luffness Castle, East Lothian
Melville Castle, Midlothian
Midhope Castle, West Lothian
Niddry Castle, West Lothian
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh
Peffermill House, S Edinburgh
Preston Tower, East Lothian
Redhouse Castle, East Lothian
Tantallon Castle, East Lothian

Historic Scottish Houses

Neidpath Castle just west of Peebles in the Scottish Borders:
Neidpath Castle Neidpath Castle Peebles
images © Adrian Welch

Barholm Castle, Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland
1580; restoration 2006:
ARP Lorimer and Associates

Scottish Castle: Balintore

Hume Castle
Scanned photo by architect Adrian Welch 1999

Location: Scotland

Architecture in Scotland

Scottish Architecture Designs – chronological list

Scottish Architecture – Selection

Traquair, Scottish Borders
Traquair House

Scottish Architect

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